I realize you have a question about social security. My goal is to help you better understand your options.
I am so very sorry to hear about your ex wife's condition
If your ex wife passes away, you can actually draw benefits starting at 60. This benefit would be about 70% of her benefit
Once you reach the age of 67, the benefit grows to 100% of her benefit
It doesn't matter when she passes - it won't affect your benefits. She could, theoretically, pass on tomorrow and you would get the same benefits
Does that mean that if I am projected to receive x number of dollars when I reach 67 that I will still receive that amount if I begin receiving these benefits soon? Do my projected benefits stay the same either way?
Yes your projected benefits stay the same either way
her death will not impact your benefits
Is there anything else I can assist you with tonight?
Thank you very much. This is a great help.
Hi, I think I gave you the highest rating and also added at tip to the $30 charge. If that is not showing up then please let me know and I will fix that. Once I begin to receive my benefits at the age 67 does the part I was receiving on her end of it drop off?
I think that is it for this round and thank you again,